All forms of gambling can incorporate a system or betting strategy of some kind and this is particularly the case with roulette. With so many different betting positons, so many wagering options and the never ending spins that you can rack up, employing some form of methodology to your bets is better than just placing chips all over the table until you’ve run out.
What I am going to do here is walk you through different systems and betting plans that you can use with roulette. I should point out that I’m certainly no expert and there’s better strategy advice elsewhere on the web, but I shall do my best.
Martingale Roulette System
Punters have been using this for years not only on roulette, but other casino games such as blackjack and baccarat. The idea behind it is very simple – you start out by placing a small bet on any of the even money bets (red/black, odd/even, high/low) and then if you lose, you double your next bet. You do this over and over again until you win, then you go back to betting a small amount again.
If you stick to the rule of always doubling your last bet, you will always have a small profit when your win comes in. The downside to this system is that losing runs can be very damaging to your bankroll and table limits imposed by the casino stop you from infinitely increasing your bets. It’s also possible to flip the rules and double your bets after win to ride a winning streak off the back of casino money rather than your own. Read More About It Here.
Fibonacci Roulette System
With the Martingale being one uncomfortable ride and very risky, you can use the “Fibonacci Line” to reduce the rate at which your bets increase which recovers previous losses over a slower, more sustainable staking plan. In short, your next bet is determined by adding the previous two together like this – 1 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 and so on. It can only be used on the even chance bets.
With this particular system, you move back down your line two steps after a win and once you get back to the start, you will have a small win. While this is a safer progression than the Martingale, it is also slower and you will need patience and concentration so’s not to mess it up. Read More About It Here.
D’Alembert Roulette System
Another old staking plan that has been written about on numerous websites. Like the ones above, it can only be used on even chance bets and like the Fibonacci, it is a safer option than the Martingale but it is also slower and requires concentration. All you do is place a bet on any of the even chance positions, then increase it by 1 after a loss and decrease it by 1 after a win.
Over the long term of play, if you have as many wins as losses then you will be in profit by the number of wins you get. The theory is all well and good, but it’s not a safe bet to assume that you will have as many wins as losses, especially over the long term of play. Read More About It Here.
Single Repeater System
If you spin a European roulette wheel, 37 times, it is unlikely that the ball will land on all 37 numbers. To try an capitalize on this, you can spin the wheel once, see which number the ball lands on, then bet on that number next time around. You keep on repeating this process and before long, you will be covering many numbers.
While you find yourself betting larger amounts within a short space of time, the pay outs are larger because you are betting on single numbers with a pay out of 35:1. Read More About It Here.
Pizza Slice System
If you look at a roulette wheel, you’ll notice that the numbers don’t go around the roulette wheel in numerical order (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 and so on), instead the numbers are in a seemingly random order. So, if you bet on dozen for example, on the board it looks like you’re covering 12 numbers that are next to each other but that isn’t the reality on the wheel – you’re covering numbers that are spread around the wheel.
Instead, you can bet on single numbers that are actually next to each other on the wheel. Think of the wheel as a pizza and rather than covering bits of the pizza here and there (single number bets), you can best on numbers that are right next to each other, thus covering a larger slice.